Spring 2016 iHanna DIY Post Card Swap

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time to “art up” some post cards for the iHanna Post Card Swap!

This year I was at a complete loss as to how I was going to create them. Time was growing short, and I was getting a little nervous. Then it occurred to me that had been wanting to do some experimenting with ink spray, instant backgrounds!


I realize a lot of people have been using these for quite a while, but I’m a chicken when it comes to trying newness, I love my comfort zone! There is a minimum of clean up with these, so I’m sold!


I was kind feeling the neon calling, so a few swipes with a card and layers started happening.


In an attempt to give the riot of color some stability, I added black pigment circles…hmmm…yeah, thats not working for me!


Stenciled daisies, that’s the ticket! In my world, daisies solve a multitude of sins!


IMG_1022One of my latest obsessions, ephemera stacking. I made about 20 of these in front of the T.V. one evening. Super handy to have around, especially for Happy Mail emergencies like this one.

I had more than a month to sew this project up, these saved my bacon!


Vintage images, washi tape, large circle punch, ephemera stacking, and ‘Bob’s your uncle!’


Lots of brightness too!

I put these together in one night! I hope my fellow post card swappers like them as much as I do!


I even used my handy dandy envelope maker to make these lovely envelopes. I got mine at Michaels with a 40% off coupon.

So, there you have it. Another Post Card Swap under my belt. Now, I can sit back and watch the post cards arrive! Yay!

I’ll share those as soon as I receive all of them.

Thanks again for the visit,

Have a great day,


5 thoughts on “Spring 2016 iHanna DIY Post Card Swap

  1. Always a delight to see your makings Patty! Your color and ephemera choices always speaks to me and inspires me!

    Thanks for joining the swap once again my dear!


  2. wow! your postcards are AHHHmazing patty! lucky duck recipients! i mailed mine yesterday. always so much fun. tfs your’s 🙂


  3. These are GREAT! Love what you did with them – you have a great eye, Patty – your swappers will LOVE these!


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